An Evening with The Residents

World Cafe Live Philadelphia Presents

An Evening with The Residents

Monday, February 11, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$30.00 - $35.00

This event is all ages

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. Cameras & recording devices are not permitted. Showtime and supporting acts are subject to change.

Mezzanine tickets are assessed an additional service fee. For more information, please read the Mezzanine FAQ.

Dining is available at World Cafe Live. Reservations are accepted for Upstairs Live, our full service restaurant; we recommend scheduling a reservation 1½ to 2 hours before show time. Downstairs Live offers a full service bar, and a limited food menu is available for most shows. For more information, please read the Dining FAQ.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SEATS are located on all seated levels of this theatre. For more information, please contact us at ticketingstaff@worldcafelive.com or call 215-222-1400.

The Residents
The Residents
THE RESIDENTS' "WONDER OF WEIRD"

Holding up the underground since 1972, The Residents celebrate four decades of unbridled creativity with "The Wonder of Weird," their 40th anniversary tour. Having recently come out as Randy, Chuck and Bob after years of anonymity, the group now presents itself in concert as the ultimate offbeat power trio, pared down to guitar, keyboards and vocals. Shrugging its collective shoulders, the band re-interprets and devours its classic material like a hungry horse inhaling hay, while still stumbling along at full speed.

In addition to showcasing their vast music catalog, the performance also reveals the raw soul of The Residents' lead singer, Randy Rose. After disclosing that his current life partner is a cat, Rose proceeds to confess the failure of eleven marriages while boldly baring the residue of a life-long sexual addiction.

Sex, shrugs and anti-rock'n roll - it's all there in The Residents' "Wonder of Weird."

THE RESIDENTS have been regarded as icons in the world of experimental music for nearly forty years. In addition to their groundbreaking work in the areas of trance, world fusion, electronica, punk, industrial and lounge music, the group has also been credited with being among the originators of performance art and music video. Two of their videos are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and their Freak Show CD-Rom was recently featured in MoMA's "Looking at Music 3.0" exhibition.

Their four decade long career has also taken them into the world of film and television music, having scored several episodes of the PEE WEE HERMAN SHOW, HUNTERS (for the Discovery Channel), THE CENSUS TAKER (1985), HEAVEN (1987), CONCEIVING ADA (1997), CONDO PAINTING (1997), THOMAS PYNCHON - A JOURNEY INTO THE MIND (2001), INVESTIGATION INTO THE INVISIBLE WORLD (2002) and STRANGE CULTURE (2007) as well as several projects for MTV.

Having already released ten DVDs, and a 60 episode internet series, The Residents are also thriving in the world of digital media. In addition, they recently completed a 70 date world tour, titled The Talking Light, from January, 2010 - April 2011. In 2012 The Residents celebrate their 40th Anniversary.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/